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What Happened? Oh well, there's always another time ...
How often have you heard the phrase, ”work ON your business, not IN your business”? Often when someone starts up a business and that’s Kim and me included, it’s because they have the core skill that the business is out to provide … For example, Kim’s career had always been […]

What Happened? Oh well, there’s always another time …


To Joint Venture or not to JV?
That is the question … JV is a term used a lot in the world of professional property investing. JV is the acronym for ‘Joint Venture’ and these can take many different forms. Alongside Kim’s and my design and branding consultancy business, I’m pretty involved in property investing too … […]

To JV or not to JV?


The Fine Art of Persistence
Kim and I do get asked from time to time how have we managed to keep our design business going for the past 23 years. And the answer is quite simple really. It’s all about persistence … Ambition is the path to success, but persistence is the vehicle you arrive […]

The Fine Art of Persistence



The nights are light, we’re having some glorious sunshine and it’s warming up! And in my farming days that would mean field work would start in earnest again, nurturing the young crops to ensure they grew to their full potential for a good harvest … After the long cold winter […]

Spring is in the Air


Do You Respect Your Customers And Clients?
Have you ever sacked one? Business is a funny old thing; trying to find ways to give value to other people, who then part with their hard earned cash in exchange. If they pay you more than it’s cost you to deliver (and don’t forget to put a realistic value […]

Do You Respect Your Customers And Clients?


Didn’t We Have a Lovely Time
Kim and I have just spent a day in the sun at The Cheshire County Show. It takes me back to my farming roots and, of course, I always enjoy a day out of the office. But, unless we took a day’s holiday, could we justify this in business terms? […]

Didn’t We Have a Lovely Time